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Life in Little Rock

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Downtown Little Rock

Little Rock has been ranked as one of the best metropolitan economies in the United States by the Brookings Institution.

Residents of Little Rock enjoy the benefits of living in a city that still has the cozy feeling of a small town. Becoming a resident at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock will allow you to be mentored by national leaders in the field of medicine. Our experienced doctors can spend one-on-one time with you so that you won’t get lost as you might in some of the large programs in other hospitals in the U.S.

Arkansas is known as “The Natural State.” Living in Little Rock, you will be surrounded by natural beauty at every turn while enjoying a four-season climate. Resorts and state and national parks are all within easy driving distance to enjoy on the weekends, too. We have something for everyone from waterfalls and caverns to mountain trails and scenic drives as well as lakes and fall foliage that will take your breath away.

Little Rock is also not short on nightlife. We offer restaurants of all types from American to pizza to Asian to home-style. If you like sporting events, you can see many of the state colleges athletic games in Little Rock as well as the Arkansas Travelers baseball team. The Little Rock River Market is one of the biggest attractions and is located just minutes from UAMS. This historic district consists of several unique shops along with several entertainment venues.

Whether you like beautiful scenery, museums and cultural events, parks, gourmet dining or the nightlife, Little Rock has it all. And you can forget about the traffic congestion and long commutes to work that interfere with the quality of life in many cities.

Also, Little Rock offers affordable housing in lovely neighborhoods and a low cost of living. Little Rock is centrally located and is the capital of the state of Arkansas. It offers an affordable place to live with many residents living within 10 minutes of the hospital. Housing choices range from apartments to single-family homes. UAMS also has campus housing available.

For more information on Little Rock, please visit this UAMS link.